Termite University is a recurring 2-day event held on campus at Mississippi State University to provide training and recertification for termite technicians, pest control company owners and managers and other members of Mississippi’s structural pest control industry. (10 training hours)
This training is co-sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service’s Structural Insect Management Program and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry in cooperation with the Mississippi Pest Control Association.
- Class Room Training: Bost Extension Conference Center, Mississippi State University
Day 1 classes begin at 10:00 AM in Theater of Bost Conference Center
- Field Training: Redd Pest Training Facility at MSU Horse Park
Training facility is approximately 5 miles from Bost Extension Center
Benefits of participation in Termite University Webinar:
- Recertification for wood-destroying insect category
- Training for new technicians
- Training enhancement for experienced technicians, managers, and owners
- Training for persons preparing to take structural insect pests licensing or permit exams
- Termite identification and biology
- Termiticide testing methods
- Termite treatment regulations
- WDIR Inspections and Reporting
- Pesticide safety
- Tools and methods for control
- Termiticide efficacy review
- Types of construction and how to treat
- Volume calculations and graphs
- Formosan termites and drywood termites
Termite University Workshops, 2022
January 25 - 26, 2022 (Registration closes January 21, 2022)
Begins 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 25
Ends 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 26
Location: Bost Extension Conference Center, Mississippi State University
Enrollment limited to 40 attendees
Registration Fee: $160, payable online by credit card or electronic check
(includes on-site lunch on both days and continental breakfast on Day 2)
Registration Link coming soon
If you are attending for recertification, be sure to provide your license/card number
If you have problems registering, please call 662-325-3226
Participants completing the webinar will receive a Termite University Training Certificate, a Termite University cap and shirt patch, and a USB drive containing relevant publications and information. Participants will also receive recertification credit for Category VIIA/WDI, Wood-destroying Insects in Mississippi.
Hotel Rooms: Starkville has numerous hotels located near the MSU campus. Be sure to book rooms early as sporting events and other MSU events can result in limited room availability, even on weekdays.
Cancel 7 or more days before Day 1 of workshop to receive full refund.
May transfer registration to someone else up to Day 1 of the workshop (please email)
Email Dr. Blake Layton
Questions: Contact Dr. Blake Layton
Future Termite University Workshops
- February 22 - 23, 2022 (registration not open yet)
Resources and Literature:
- Mississippi State University Termite Website
- Biology of Subterranean Termites.pdf
- Home Builders and Termites, MSU.pdf
- MS Official Wood Destroying Insect Report_Nov 2018 (003).pdf
- Protect Your House from Termites, MSU.pdf
- Regulations for Comm. Pests, 11-9-2020.pdf
- Termite Math - presentation from class.pdf
- Termite Math Practice Sheets.pdf
- Termiticide Efficacy Data Tables from USDA-FS, 2016.pdf
- Termiticide Technician worksheet revised 05-02-2012 (003).pdf
Termites are probably not something you consider when you are gardening. But many landscaping tasks, including digging and mulching, can put your home at risk for termite damage. (Photo by Blake Layton)
Mississippi has an abundance of bugs, especially in the warmer months. We are all familiar with mosquitoes, bumblebees, and house flies. But I bet there are bugs around your house and yard that you can’t identify. (Photo by Blake Layton)
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Officials with the Mississippi State University Extension Service broke ground on a termite application training facility alongside pest control industry sponsors during a ceremony April 6.
The Termite Technician Training Facility, or T3F, will be located near the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville and is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service judged that the most economically important insects in the state should have their own website.
The site, https://extension.msstate.edu/termites, is the go-to place for information on termite biology, identification and control. The site describes the different species of termites found in the state and provides answers to common questions about the pests.
A dream of the Mississippi Pest Control Association and the Mississippi State University Extension Service is coming true after more than 20 years, thanks to a generous donation by one of Mississippi’s oldest pest-control companies.